"Shrink the World" as written by William Ryan Key, Sean Michael Wellman-mackin, Longineu Warren Iii Parsons, Peter Michael Mosely and Ryan Michael Mendez....
If I could, then I'd
Shrink the world tonight
So that I would find
You and me inside

A life in love, a picture of a place I'm nowhere near
A bleeding heart, a good head start to anywhere but here
Just let me out; please, let me out before I turn into
A box of things reminding me how much I'm missing you (I am missing you)

If I could then I'd
Shrink the world tonight
So that I would find
You and me inside
Of the last good scene
A film that changes things
Breaks us, makes us sing
Leaves us wondering

And through the wall my fist you call, but then you always run
So what's it for, the love and war? It's only fair for some
You saved the girl, you saved the world; well, that's not true it seems
A lesson learned, speak out of turn; I bite my tongue, it bleeds (bite my tongue it bleeds)

If I could then I'd
Shrink the world tonight
So that I would find
You and me inside
Of the last good scene
A film that changes things
Breaks us, makes us sing
Leaves us wondering
Are you wondering?

If I could then I'd
Shrink the world tonight
So that I would find
You and me inside
Of the last good scene
A film that changes things
Breaks us, makes us sing
Leaves us wondering

If I could
Shrink the world tonight...
If I could
Shrink the world tonight...


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"Shrink the World" as written by Peter Michael Mosely Longineu Warren Iii Parsons

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    General CommentOnly one to comment thus far? Excellent song, Fits right in after Fighting, and such a great tune for the CD.
    YellowcardRockon July 11, 2007   Link
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    General Commentit's not a beating heart...its a bleeding heart.
    airforceONEon July 12, 2007   Link
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    General Commentwow... this is one of my favorites off Paper Walls! kinda makes me think of Occean Avenue... =D
    hplo2PWNZon July 12, 2007   Link
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    General Comment'its a bleeing heart' not beating...
    obviously someone wants out of their current situation....
    I love this song, one of my absolute faves by the guys! great CD too
    rebelwithalostcauseon July 23, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI don't like this song. It lacks emotion especially when he says I am missing you. It isn't said with much strength.
    LilaFreakkon August 03, 2007   Link
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    General Commentanyone else think of Heroes with the line "you save the girl (cheerleader), you save the world"? just wondering



    this ended up being one of my favorite songs on the album, although i didn't like it at first.
    startsomethin101on August 31, 2007   Link
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    General Commentlong distance relationship.. he wants to shrink the world, if he could he would. he wants them closer and he wants things to be how they were the last time they were together.
    kamieloveon November 06, 2007   Link
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    General CommentWow. This song is off the roof. I really like the violin and guitar solo
    Toodles 500on November 07, 2007   Link
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    General CommentIt reminds me of Heroes. Not just because of 'you save the girl, you save the world' but I do think that it reminds me of Clare.

    A life of love
    A picture of a place I'm nowhere near
    A bleeding heart
    A good head start to anywhere but here

    - A picture of a place I'm nowhere near reminds me of when Clare's mother takes a picture of Clare to remember her by and then leaves for Mexico (A good head start to anywhere but here.)


    Just let me out
    Please let me out
    Before I turn into
    A box of things
    Reminding me how much I'm missing you
    (I am missing you)

    - reminds me of when Clare was with the Petrellis and she didn't think she'd ever see her father again. Or possibly how much her mother would miss her, but more likely her and her father.

    You save the girl, you save the world
    Well, that's not true, it seems
    A lesson learned
    Speak out of turn

    - save the cheerleader save the world, it doesn't really seem like tha. since in the 2nd season, sylar could have killed adam instead. and in the first season it wasn't always clear why clare needed saving.
    speak out of turn - nathan said 'am i speaking out of turn?' to clare's mother when they were on the phone. or something.

    but really, all that shows is that i'm just majorly obsessed with Heroes. hahaha.
    miss-ron January 04, 2008   Link
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    General CommentNo I totally agree with you Miss-R, this isnt the first time they've made a song like this, such as "How I Go" on Lights and Sounds is obviously about Big Fish
    Although this isnt as obvious, it could still very well be about Heroes and I think it is as well, esp after reading your post
    Brendonsohon April 30, 2008   Link

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